HOW: Technology, Traffic and Revenue - Day 3 SOTB 2010 - Page 3
This being said, significantly fewer bloggers believe that blogging has had, and will have, the greatest impact on politics this year than did last year. This may speak to the fact that in 2009 the blogosphere was still feeling a residual impact from President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Blogging Topics and Current Events
Despite the spread of Justin Bieber fever, President Barack Obama was seen as the most blogged-about person in 2010. 53% of respondents said they read about Obama on a blog, while 19% wrote about him on their own blogs. Perhaps reflecting partisan persuasions, Obama is seen as the public figure who is both most positively and most negatively affected by blogs in 2010.
The Top Rising Blogs of 2010
Blogs rise and fall every day, but these blogs made the largest gains in Technorati Authority in 2010.
Note: Technorati Authority and Rank can change as often as every day, so ranks may have shifted since data publication.
The Top Posts of 2010
These were the posts that the most other bloggers linked to in 2010:
iPhone 4 Review
Fine Young Nomads
Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't, either)
- A different kind of company name
LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System
- Update on Google Wave
- A new approach to China: an update
Hot Guy Friday: Red, white, blue and hot, The All-American Edition
- Lab tests: Why Consumer Reports can't recommend the iPhone 4
Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion
on Funny or Die
- Conan O’Brien Says He Won’t Host ‘Tonight Show’ After Leno
7 Good Reasons to Have Your Cat Spayed or Neutered
on Best Cat Art
- Federal housing agency adds protections for LGBTs
- Join MEUSA at Prop 8 closing arguments, Pride events
- Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News
The CRU Hack
on Real Climate
Live from the Apple "Latest Creation" Event
- Happiness Team in Lisbon
- Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Faggot' Shouted At Members Of Congress
What Startups Are Really Like
on Paul Graham
- New York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers
- Did Palin Use Crib Notes in her Tea Party Q&A?
- Introducing Google Buzz
iPhone 4G: is this it?
We’ve seen several main themes emerge across the blogosphere in 2010:
Bloggers’ use of and engagement with various social media tools is expanding and becoming more sophisticated. Promoting their blogs remains their central purpose. And the blogs of others remain the primary influence on bloggers, far more than social networks or other media.
We saw significant growth of mobile blogging, with 25% of all bloggers already engaged in mobile blogging and 40% reporting that mobile blogging has changed the way they blog.
The influence of women and mom bloggers on the blogosphere, mainstream media, and especially brands has never been higher.
More than half of bloggers plan on blogging even more, and 43% plan on expanding the topics that they blog about. All professional blogger segments are generally blogging more this year than they were last year. And 48% of all bloggers believe that more people will be getting their news and entertainment from blogs in the next five years than from the traditional media. As consumers’ trust in mainstream media is dropping, they definitely share bloggers’ optimism for the blogosphere’s future.